"The oasis of the Kalahari" Kuruman by smirnofforiginal

Kuruman Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 29 photos

Mining, missionaries and mountain vegetation!!!

Sitting on the very brim of the Kalahari, Kuruman has extremes of temperatures, whilst, enjoying the 20 million litres (per day) waters from the Die Oog.

The industries here are mining and farming. Apparently the richest deposits of crocidolite in the world are found in the Kuruman district.
The most famous inhabitant (living here from 1820 until 1870) is Robert Moffat (Scottish missionary who translated the bible into Setswana) and his church still exists, is still in use and can be visited.

  • Last visit to Kuruman: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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